Day 17

August 21, 2009

Friday again and time to get in the mood for the weekend. There is no better way to do this than with a bow tie. I have a collection of ties that I’ve slowly added to over the years. Normally they get worn in my hair, but now it’s time for them to take their proper place. I’ve already had a couple of comments, to which I replied that I just thought it was time I started dressing more formally for the office.
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Double debut for my new Ebay leggings and a skirt that I bought a couple of weeks ago at the Car Boot Sale.
I do realise that, with the fringe and bow tie combo, I am inadvertently channelling Sam Fox at the 1989 Brit Awards but then I am not sure this is a bad thing at all.

Vintage 80s Yellow & Black Polka Dot Top – BHS via Jumble Sale
Black Leggings – Ebay
Vintage 80s Black Satin Skirt – Right Angle Trading Co via Car Boot Sale
Vintage 90s Velvet Bow Tie – Jacko via Oxfam

Day 10

August 14, 2009

A grey grey day. This little ray of sunshine I bought at a vintage sale back in January and have not worn it since, mainly because I worried it looked like an oversized school uniform. I rediscovered it in a storage box and, upon trying it on, realised how comfy it is. With the collar up, it’s part Rizzo and part Sloane Ranger
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The blouse from my own school uniform was a similar colour, but paler. There’s something very comforting about catching the familiar glow of yellow in the corner of my eye.

Vintage cotton shirt dress – Unknown via Vintage Sale
Vintage 80s gold and blue sandals – Clarks via Jumble Sale
Vintage quilted gold clutch – Unknown via Jumble Sale